This vacation rental is a duplex that is situated on the peninsula between Ucluelet and Tofino. Both units have a full kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, living room and laundry machines. Each bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a queen size futon and a single futon in the living room so each unit can sleep up to seven guests. There is a large yard with barbecue, picnic table and outdoor showers to remove and rinse wet suits.
Pacific Rim National Park and rugged beaches are within walking distance. Wickaninnish Beach and the Interpretive Center are a 10 minute drive. A vehicle is highly recommended for enjoying the rich experiences this area has to offer from whale watching to surfing, playing on the beach to soaking in a natural hot spring, biking, fishing or exploring giant cedar trees in the rainforest.
The property behind the unit is rainforest. There is a paved bike path from Millstream to the town of Ucluelet and out to the Tofino/Ucluelet junction. There are several beaches that can be accessed from trails off the bike path.
Annual events inclued the Whale Festival in early March that celebrates the return of the Grey Whales, the Edge to Edge Marathon, Ukee Days the last weekend of July, the Pacific Rim Arts Society concert series and the O'Neil Coldwater Classic surf competition in October.
Keywords: 2 bedroom, full kitchen, family, pets accepted, close to beaches
Owners have lived and worked in the area since the 1960's and are well versed in the history and natural history of the area. The family has been active in boating, surfing, kayaking, boogey boarding, fishing, biking, hiking, and birding and enjoy sharing their knowledge of local fun spots, wildlife and special events.
Easy access to all the wild west coast has to offer but allows quiet respite in a relaxed family friendly setting. Outdoor showers to rinse off the sand and salt from your surf gear, bike or beach toys. Cook up local seafood and produce in the bright, spacious full kitchen.
Large private yard with picnic table and BBQ to enjoy sunny summer evening meals. Child and pet friendly so the whole family can enjoy the west coast surf and beaches. Assistance in selecting sightseeing tours, eco-adventures, whale watching, fishing charters or just choosing a bike or hike to enjoy for the day.
Pacific Rim National Park, the Park Interpretive Center, and Wickaninnish Beach are an 8 minute drive from the Pacific Drift Inn. Wickanninish Beach, which is the south end of the 10 mile Long Beach, is great for surfing, boogie boarding, windsurfing, biking, hiking, shelling, nature viewing and exploring tidal pools. Bear, eagle, kingfisher and sea lions are commonly sighted and in summer it is possible to see dolphin, killer whale, humpback whale, grey whale and many locally nesting bird species including cormorant, auk, and oystercatchers.
Ucluelet, the Ucluelet Aquarium (the first catch and release/hands on learning experience of its kind), the lighthouse and Wild Pacific Trail are located 5 minutes south of Pacific Drift Inn. Tofino, the Botanical Gardens and access to Meares Island and Hotsprings Cove are 20 minutes north of the Pacific Drift Inn.
Whale watching/nature tours, sightseeing by air and guided fishing trips are available out of both Ucluelet and Tofino harbours through several local companies. Bike rentals, surfing lessons and surf gear rentals are available in Ucluelet and Tofino and several businesses located along the highway between the communities.
Local festivals include the Whale Festival in March which celebrates the return of the migrating grey whales; Clayoquot Days in May; Ukee Days in August; carving on the edge; and the food festival.
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